The Fire Burns Them All Away: A Return to Dark Souls II

Has there ever been a franchise more gratifying than From Software's Souls series? No other springs immediately to mind. That is, no other game or series quite matches the tough but fair difficulty, the sweetness of victory and bitterness of defeat, and a narrative that tells so much by showing little. Dark Souls is mired in ambiguity, everything … Continue reading The Fire Burns Them All Away: A Return to Dark Souls II

Gotham’s Destructive Force: A Batman Arkham Knight Review

Fair warning, there be light SPOILERS here. Those looking for the review will want to skip down a few paragraphs.  Batman: Arkham Knight is the long awaited third entry in Rocksteady's successful interpretation of a licensed comic book property. I say trilogy because Arkham Origins doesn't quite count because it was put together by another studio … Continue reading Gotham’s Destructive Force: A Batman Arkham Knight Review

Dropkick Zombies: A Dying Light Review

Dying Light exhibits so much polish, scope, competent design, and edge of your seat gameplay that I can't believe it's from the same studio that made Dead Island. This is a huge improvement over the sloppy and tonally dissonant zombie game is in every conceivable way. Whereas Dead Island had a campy, 1970s slasher flick vibe, Dying Light feels … Continue reading Dropkick Zombies: A Dying Light Review